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Subject: Re: [Boost-build] Latest b2 on trunk always rerunning tests
From: Edward Diener (eldiener_at_[hidden])
Date: 2013-11-06 14:06:41

On 11/6/2013 12:48 PM, Steven Watanabe wrote:
> On 11/06/2013 09:34 AM, Edward Diener wrote:
>> Running a test for my own vmd library for a single particular test,
>> which is always being rerun, with the -d+12 option gives a dependency
>> graph. But I do not know how to intepret the dependency graph, which is
>> pretty large, to determine why the test is always being rerun. Can you
>> take a look at the output, if I attach it, to determine why it is always
>> being rerun,
> Sure. If it's large, you should compress it
> and send it off-list.

I sent the files off-list zipped.

>> or explain to me what I should be looking for to determine
>> this ?
> - Find the entry for the test case
> - look at its dependencies and find one that
> is being updated
> - find the entry for this target and check
> /its/ dependencies
> - repeat until you reach a leaf
>> I have carefully looked at source file dates for my own header files and
>> test files and they are all earlier than the dates where the output
>> files are being generated. I think this may be a problem with the latest
>> Boost Build, perhaps having to do with the fact that my header file
>> directory in the Boost directory structure is a symbolic link, since I
>> have created my non-Boost library using the new modular Boost directory
>> structure.
> In Christ,
> Steven Watanabe
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